Typical Bathroom Remodeling Costs

These devices are relatively new on the market and many haven’t seen or heard of them, so just what is a shower panel, and why a retrofit panel in particular.

The mirrors were a Target purchase. We hung one mirror vertically with a double light above it. We hung the other mirror horizontally with a triple light above it. This makes each mirror look proportional to the size of the vanity it hangs above as the vanity with the sink is wider. The lights were purchased Lowe’s. Again, I opted for a lights with some curves and details, like the cabinet hardware.

Living Areas – Take a look around your living room, den, or office to see if there is space around windows, doors, or fireplaces that could be enhanced with cabinetry. Spaces that typically don’t have room for furniture might be the perfect spot for a bookshelf or display cabinet. There might be a closet in a study or den that would be better served as a desk area or wet bar or TV cabinet. If you’re thinking about undertaking a larger remodel and removing walls to create a more open living space, consider using cabinetry as a way to dileneate the space but still leave an open view.

Your master bathroom’s surfaces do more than just contribute to the overall aesthetic. They also take lots of abuse. Porcelain tile is a favorite among designers, for use on the floors and walls alike. You can find some versions in the $5 per square foot range that look like natural stone,” says Petrie. He recommends larger tile sizes to minimize grout lines, easing the upkeep. That might mean 18-by-18-inch tile on the floors and 12-by-12-inch on some or all of the walls, perhaps transitioning to 6-by-6 tiles on the diagonal with a glass mosaic transition strip.

To blend with the fixture color, you might try matching the fixture color exactly. Paint stores can computer match colors if you bring in a sample. Bringing the bathtub into the store doesn’t seem practical, but you might be able to take the toilet tank lid in with you. With matching fixture and wall colors, you can use brightly contrasting towels and accessories to draw attention away from the fixtures. Another option would be to use a toning or complementary color to blend with the fixture color but not match it exactly. Again, contrasting accessories draw attention away from the fixtures.

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